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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:14 pm    Post subject: NGD Gibson Les Paul Special Reply with quote

I was looking to get rid or one of my Gretsch guitars last week and ended up doing a trade for this. It’s a 2016 LP Special Proprietary run (exclusive for the Japanese market). The cool thing about that is because the Japanese buyers are more into classic specs this has normal pots and solder rather than PCB. It’s genuinely one of the best Gibson guitars I’ve played so I’d wholeheartedly recommend trying one if you ever come across one. I’d love find a beater to mod.

It’s super easy to play, due in part to it having 9s on it but I’m gonna keep it set with this gauge for the foreseeable future. The P90s sound great too. It has dot’s and binding too which my preferred neck style on Gibbos.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a beauty,congrats!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh man, I love them. I nearly bought one a couple of years back, but word is the necks are pretty thin?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
Oh man, I love them. I nearly bought one a couple of years back, but word is the necks are pretty thin?


Definitely on the thinner side for a Gibson. Not as thin as the 61 reissue I used to have but for sure thinner than the regular more rounded profile. These are very similar to the early 90s versions of you’ve ever played one of those. They may well have gone for a slimmer neck profile because it was for the Japanese market. Slimmer necks seem to be more popular over there.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super nice! I was just actually eyeing-up one of the new TV Yellow Epiphones:
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and admiring the clean simple layout, your one looks GORG in wine red with the wraparound. Dead classy, like.

One of my problems with wraparound bridges is the lack of intonation adjustment and how the guitar FEELS without proper saddles, but I've just become wise to these kind of badboys:

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So, maybe my future can too be clean and classy. At least, guitar-wise, anyways.
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2020 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the guitar, looks like a battle ready punk rock machine

I've had a guitar with a badass bridge like the one in the picture above and I didn't like it. It was huge, felt wonky, had sharp saddle edges and was like super tall for that particular guitar which had rather small neck to body angle so the action was high. There is a cheap Chinese copy of a Tonepros bridge that I had never got to try before I sold the guitar, but it should be better as the whole bridge is a bit lower, smaller and slicker. Cur built a pink Mustang with Teisco pickups awhile ago and he used that bridge on it

Pink Teiscostang
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I was ready to buy a Badass variant bridge if needed but it's actually fine. There's subtle shaping to the top of the bridge so it looks uniform and domed but it's got a slight shape to it.

I was looking at the Epi too Doog, its supposed to be one of the best out of the new range.
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Jaguar though - umpf.
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cur built a pink Mustang with Teisco pickups awhile ago and he used that bridge on it
Pink Teiscostang

Don't fucking remind me, I've been THIS close to crawling on my knees to beg him to make one for me

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Right?

This guy has way too many nice guitars.

Is Thomas a.... blues lawyer?
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it the 6% IPA or is that age checking to the finish? Either way fucking hell.
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doog wrote:
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Cur built a pink Mustang with Teisco pickups awhile ago and he used that bridge on it
Pink Teiscostang

Don't fucking remind me, I've been THIS close to crawling on my knees to beg him to make one for me

I feel you pain Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2020 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The jag is gorgeous
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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2020 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Snap....
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like this Les Paul You got !

Was trying to search for some "japanese style" ones and ran on this one in reverb.com , superb !

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool as fuckkkk
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love a special. Would love to own a special. I have a studio gem that has p90s which I fall in and out with. Mostly love it these days, but I think a junior would be that bit more chuck-a-roundable. But yeah, lps with p90s are kinda unmatched sondz wise. HNGD.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That yellow Special is beautiful!!

The Jaguar is still my main Squeeze.
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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomann are doing a deal on the Junior jobs at the minute. They're probably grrrreat.

In looking at them, they also make this, which is fucking tits mcgee.


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